There are several class 90s in long-term store as mentioned above and these can all be found at Crewe IEMD and the Crewe Heritage Centre - If you require further details including reasons and associated store date, then click here.
The total number of loco’s in long-term tore equates to 13 with 12 of these being owned outright by DB Cargo (the remaining engine i.e. 90050 is now owned by the Crewe Heritage Centre). The earliest sample to have been stored was 90025 back on the 20th January 2004. At the time of writing DB have put the following loco’s up for sale and there future is now uncertain (more to follow when known):
In addition to the above, 90018 and 90040 are up for sale too, which is a surprise. As for the rest of the DB Cargo 90s which includes 90019, 90020, 90021, 90024, 90026, 90028, 90029, 90034, 90035, 90036, 90037 and 90039, these are all in the warm storage pool and it will be interesting to see what happens to these too as DB Cargo goes through a restructuring process.
What is the current situation?
There are 50 class 90s and I am pleased to report that 25of themwere operational at the time of writing. These are split between Freightliner and Locomotive Services Ltd only (see below for more information). There are 25class 90s in long-term or warm storage, of which 24 of these are owned by DB Cargo and can be found at Crewe IEMD. The other loco (90050) is now at the Crewe Heritage Centre where it has become a static display locomotive.
Which 90s are out of traffic?
90019-90021, 90024, 90026, 90028, 90029, 90034, 90035, 90036-90039 are all in warm storage at Crewe IEMD.
90017, 90018, 90022, 90023, 90025, 90027, 90030 to 90033, 90038 & 90040 have all been put up for sale.
Do you need to get in touch?
Further information regarding exactly which class 90s are stored and serviceable in addition to why certain fleet members have been in long-term store at Crewe IEMD can be found below. If you have any questions, get in touch.